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Sorin and Walsh Halls experience water outage

first_imgSorin and Walsh Halls experienced a water outage Wednesday and are awaiting testing to ensure the water is drinkable, according to emails sent to the dorm communities.At 1:56 p.m. Wednesday, Sorin residents received an email from their rector, Fr. Bob Loughery, informing them that the water was out in both Sorin and Walsh Halls and that the toilets were not usable. University spokesperson Dennis Brown said water was restored to the buildings Wednesday evening.“Sediment in the water main that serves these residence halls constricted the water flow to both buildings,” he said in an email. “The line has been cleared and was returned to service about 9 p.m. Wednesday. The line has been flushed twice, and water samples have been taken for each building.”The outage was connected to Corby Hall construction, according to the email sent from Loughery to Sorin residents Wednesday.“Water to Sorin and Walsh was diverted to another pipe after the start of construction,” Loughery said in the email. “Though the pipe was able to handle that water usage during the summer, the pipe was not able to support the sudden surge in usage these past couple days.”In an email to Sorin and Walsh residents Wednesday, the Residential Life Team said Campus Utilities staff had been working throughout the day to restore water and would test the water “[o]ut of an abundance of caution.”Bottled water was delivered to the dorms to ensure access to potable water during testing. Badin and St. Edward’s Halls opened their bathrooms to Walsh and Sorin while their showers and toilets were impacted by the water outage.Brown said the University expects to receive the test results Friday afternoon.Tags: Construction, Sorin Hall, Walsh Hall, water outagelast_img read more

Oil rally runs out of gas, stocks simmer

first_img“The release of Chinese PMI data overnight provided some reason for optimism, with a sharp rebound back into expansion lifting spirits ahead of the European session,” said market analyst Josh Mahony at online trading firm IG.China’s manufacturing sector saw surprise growth in March, having been mauled in February as the country went into lockdown to tackle the virus.China’s Purchasing Managers’ Index, a key gauge of factory activity, jumped to 52.0 from a record low 35.7 the month before. Any figure above 50 is considered growth.China is slowly returning to a semblance of normal life after months of tough restrictions that confined millions of people at home and brought economic activity to a near standstill. A jump in Chinese factory activity despite the virus-hit global economy helped keep equities markets bubbling higher, but oil prices failed to rebound convincingly from 18-year lows.Asia stocks picked up the baton from a rally Monday that saw all three of Wall Street’s main indices jump more than three percent.That carried over into Europe and back to New York, although gains were more modest. Topics :  ‘Bear market rally’ While the number of infections and deaths continues to rise, some observers believe traders are getting used to the new normal, with some suggesting the worst of the stock selloffs are over.Trillions of dollars pledged to offset the economic impact of the deadly virus have provided a semblance of stability to world markets, which were initially pummeled by the rapid spread of the disease, which has forced swathes of the planet — and the global economy — into lockdown. – Key figures around 1530 GMT – London – FTSE 100: FTSE 100: UP 2.0 percent at 5,671.96 (close)Frankfurt – DAX 30: UP 1.2 percent at 9,935.85 (close)Paris – CAC 40: UP 0.4 percent at 4,396.12 (close)Milan – FTSE MIB: UP 1.1 percent at 17,050.94 (close)Madrid – IBEX 35: UP 1.9 percent at 6,785.40 (close)EURO STOXX 50: UP 0.2 percent at 2,770.73New York – Dow: UP 0.5 percent at 22,434.64Tokyo – Nikkei 225: DOWN 0.9 percent at 18,917.01 (close)Hong Kong – Hang Seng: UP 1.9 percent at 23,603.48 (close)Shanghai – Composite: UP 0.1 percent at 2,750.30 (close)Brent North Sea crude: DOWN 0.5 percent at $22.64 per barrelWest Texas Intermediate: UP 2.2 percent at $20.53 per barrelEuro/dollar: DOWN at $1.1006 from $1.1046 at 2230 GMTDollar/yen: DOWN at 107.63 yen from 107.72Pound/dollar: DOWN at $1.2447 from $1.2406Euro/pound: DOWN at 88.40 pence from 89.07 pencecenter_img But others are more sceptical. “It is becoming obvious that lockdown measures around the world will need to be extended, and that will likely make everyone’s GDP decline forecast a little uglier,” said OANDA’s Moya.”Despite today’s stock market resilience, this is still probably a bear market rally,” he added. “Chinese factory data overnight gave a flicker of hope that the world’s second largest economy is firing back up, despite large parts of the world grinding to a halt,” said City Index analyst Fiona Cincotta.The Chinese data initially helped oil prices rebound from 18-year lows struck on Monday as measures to contain the coronavirus outbreak have hit demand.  A strong and quick recovery of Chinese output would help boost demand for energy.But European benchmark Brent crude began to fall once again, although the main US contract, WTI, was still up over two percent.An ongoing price war between Russia and Saudi Arabia has also put downward pressure on prices.”Until markets can start to understand how bad the demand shock will be since practically the whole world is on lockdown, most oil rallies will get faded,” said analyst Edward Moya at OANDA.last_img read more